St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

rcia blueLet us Rejoice and be glad! A “Journey of Faith” has reached the point of a new beginning. We join Archbishop Mansell, Father Sas, and Deacon John in welcoming Jennifer Cavanna into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. Congratulations and God bless you! During the Easter Vigil services, Jennifer received the grace of God through the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. She joins us as we walk and live together in the Body of Christ. Jennifer will continue the “journey to the faith" in the months to come as she enters her new life in Christ Jesus.

 Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thank you to the RCIA team of volunteer instructors and the Worship Choir. Special thanks to the candidates’ and the family and friends who supported Jennifer on her journey. Finally, on behalf of the St. John Fisher parishioners at-large, and all who have participated in RCIA, thank you, Jennifer, for allowing us the opportunity to fulfill our Confirmation vow, to build up the Church in Christ’s name. With love and best wishes, God bless you.

Happy Easter, everyone!
Jim Castellani, RCIA Coordinator
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LENT: Fasting and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.
FASTING means to refrain from eating food between meals and to eat only one full meal with the other two being lighter meals. It is required of those who are age 18 to 59. Liquids are permitted between meals.
ABSTINENCE means to refrain from eating meat. It is required of those 14 years of age and older.


When pondering what to give up this year, consider Pope Francis’ suggestions to observe this Lent:

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

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